April 13, 2012 13:16 IST
Akshay Kumar is a man of whim. He does what he believes in, even if
it's without much planning. That could be something like clearing
cigarette butts from the road while driving in the city or writing out
cheques of Rs 1 lakh each to five finalists at a dance reality show.
The authorities of the popular dance show were baffled to hear that the
Akshay had donated Rs 5 lakh to the participants on the show after
listening to their personal stories of struggle.
A source said, "Akshay was on the show to promote his latest film Rowdy Rathode
with his leading lady in the movie, Sonakshi Sinha and he spoke with
all the finalists. They are all very young - between the age group of of
22 and 25 years. And though not all come from economically poor
backgrounds, Akshay thought he needed to step up and do something for
The actor, who has always endorsed different kinds of sports, is
apparently keen on promoting dance forms as well. The source added,
"When he saw the participants, he thought that their talent shouldn't go
waste. Some of them were obviously having trouble funding their passion
and so he thought he would help them in whatever way he can."
Strangely, the organisers of the show were unaware of this development
as Akshay clearly told the participants that it was a personal
contribution from his end and the show had nothing to do with it.